Enjoy staying in our cosy cottage, a bijou little Georgian residence linked to the gates by a stone screen designed by Chippendale and Haig. Stroll in our extensive grounds and woodland gardens after everyone else has gone home.
South Lodge is a self catering cottage situated at the entrance gates to Paxton House. The pair of gate lodges were completed around 1758 as part of the building of Paxton House. The later screen with its Chippendale designed urns and recumbent lions was commissioned around 1789 by Ninian Home.
Sleeping 2 people, the lodge has a very cosy feel with an open fire in the sitting room and a spacious double bedroom. There is also a fully equipped kitchen with a small modern dining area. The lodge is pet friendly, has its own private parking and a garden.
Ideally situated on the Scottish English border, South Lodge is the perfect holiday cottage for weekend escapes and longer stays. It provides an excellent base to explore both the Scottish Borders and the North Northumberland National Park.
Guests at South Lodge will be able to enjoy the additional benefits:
80 acres of grounds and gardens to explore including woodland and riverside walks with an adventure playground.
The Stables Tearoom offers takeaway meals and drinks 7 days a week during our open season.
What to Do
Apart from the beauties of Paxton House on your doorstep, South Lodge is close to attractions like the Union Chain Bridge and the Chain Bridge Honey Farm just 2.6 miles away. The Chain Bridge Honey Farm has a free visitor centre and a café housed in a double decker bus.
The Cross Inn pub in Paxton village, is just a 5 minute walk away, with friendly service and great home cooked meals.
There is a bus service into historic Berwick upon Tweed, 4 miles away, from Paxton village year round and from outside Paxton House in the summer months. Berwick upon Tweed offers a range of amenities, options for eating out and a national rail link to Edinburgh, Newcastle and London.